Top 10 Coolest James Bond Gizmos
A countdown of Bond's sleek and hi-tech accessories.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: October 12th, 2012
he new James Bond flick is almost in theaters, and we're sure this latest one, Skyfall, will be just as engaging as the handfuls of previous films. But being that it's 2012 now, we're curious to see what sort of gadgets ol' Bond will be using this time around. Over the past several decades, our favorite double agent has used a wealth of crazy gear, from self-destructing carryalls to customized guns to gizmos that make us say, "Oooooh, I want that." Here are our top 10 favorite Bond gadgets.
10) The dagger shoe. This has been featured in other movies like The Dark Knight, but the dagger shoe is a shoe with a poisoned blade concealed in the tip. The blade pops out, making getting kicked a lot more painful (and perhaps deadly).
9) Oddjob's bowler hat. Goldfinger's henchmen Oddjob wears a special hat that's been outfitted with a metal disc inside its brim—a disc powerful enough to slice through stone, metal, or a person's neck. Ouch.
8) Underwater jet pack. In Thunderball, Bond is equipped with a scuba tank that is actually a jet pack that propels him faster than any human can swim; it also has two explosive-tipped spear guns and a headlight. Pretty sick.
7) Waterproof burial bodybag. A bit morbid, but in You Only Live Twice at Bond's "funeral," he is placed in this bodybag which is so waterproof that he can wear a complete uniform underneath. It also contains a breathing mask so that even after he's thrown overboard, he'll be able to breathe.
6) Mini-rocket cigarette. Also in YOLT (not nearly as fun to say as YOLO), this gadget can shoot a jet-powered explosive 30 yards away. Way more dangerous than regular cigarettes.
5) Laser-beam cutting tool in a Rolex. 'Nuff said. [From Never Say Never Again].
4) 1971 Cadillac Eldorado. Not a regular Caddy, mind you—this one, from Live and Let Die, has the ability to fire poisonous darts from its side mirrors.
3) The golden gun/golden bullets. From The Man with the Golden Gun, his isn't any ordinary gun. The golden gun is constructed with a pen (the barrel), a cigarette lighter (the firing chamber), a cigarette case (the handle), and a cuff link (the trigger). It can only hold one bullet, a 4.2mm bullet that is made of 23 karat gold. The bullets flatten on impact because they are so soft (compared to standard bullets), which expedite the death of whomever they hit.
2) The Philips keychain. Used in The Living Daylights, this keychain contains a capsule of stun gas, effective up to five feet, which is activated by a whistle combination. It also contains an explosive charge, also activated by whistling. Finally, it contains a lock pick, which Q (the man behind all the gadgets) claims is able to "open 90 percent of the world's locks."
1) Aston Martin Vanquish. This was in Die Another Day, and was equipped with tiny cameras on either side of the car that render it invisible—the car uses adapative camouflage technology. The cameras reflect what they capture, so you can't see it. Confusing? A little. Cool? Extremely. Additionally, this car has bonnet-mounted target-seeking shotguns, front-firing torpedos, traction spikes, a passenger ejector seat, machine guns behind the front grille, a heat imaging display, and a laser cutting tool. Where can we buy it?